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plant the "tree of liberty," he set fire to all the
farms and villages. He has since been beheaded.
Don Domenico Caraffa continued loyaL
The King likes Palermo, and will probably
never forgive Naples; nor can the Queen, for
they hooted her, calling out " Fuora la Messa-
lina!" and she met with no kindness when she
went to Vienna, from her daughter, the Empress,
who soon got tired of her, and at last treated her
quite ill. But the Queen never had intended to
remain there. She took her three daughters with
her; Christina1 is to be married to the Duke de
Berri, and she wishes to give the next to the
Mr. Coutts tells me Sir W. lost a good deal
of money at Palermo. You may remember he
was always fond of play, and played like a child.
His estate does not give him above £1,000 a
year; add to this a pension of £2,000, and that
will not keep up their present establishment.
Paesiello is still at Naples, in disgrace for
having composed a fine hymn for the "tree of
liberty," when the French were there.
When Abbe Galiani was dying, nobody could
get him to be penitent; the Queen, therefore, un-
i Afterwards Queen of Sardinia.